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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dual Enrollment?

  • Dual Enrollment is the term used to describe enrolling in a college course and earning college credits while still enrolled in another K-12 institution.

What are the Eligibility Steps for Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment Students

  • Students are permitted to enroll in 11 units for Fall and Spring semesters and 7 units for summer.

  • Student must take SRT if enrolling in an English or Math Class or a course with a pre-requisite of Math or English on their MyCerritos account.

  • Complete and Submit the Dual Enrollment Form
    • Must have the following Signatures:
      • Student
      • School Counselor, Principal, or Designated Signer
      • Parent / Guardian

Are there any Conditions to Dual Enrollment?

  1. Students shall receive college credit for the community college courses that they successfully complete.
    1. High School Credit for a class is determined by your High School.
      • Please talk with your High School counselor about this.

  2. Dual Enrollment Students may not enroll in the following:
    1. Pre-collegiate courses (1-99)
      • Cerritos College has determined that non-transferable courses are the types of courses that would not be considered “advanced scholastic” in nature. Example: English 52, Math 75, ESL 4 or 5.
    2. Courses not available to the student within their school district.
      • Students may not enroll in a college course to alleviate a high school deficiency. For instance, students who failed a course in high school may not retake it at Cerritos College.
    3. Physical education courses (PEX)
      • Cerritos College has determined that PEX courses are the types of courses that would not be considered “advanced scholastic” in nature. Example: PEX 100.
      • Auditing a course is the only other option for a student to take a physical education course.
        • Auditing allows the student to participate, but he/she will not receive college credit.
        • Audit fees are not covered by the Dual Enrollment Program.
        • All K-12 students who wish to audit a course must complete the Dual Enrollment Form.

  3. The SRT/GPT Placement may be a requirement to enroll in specific Dual Enrollment Classes.
    1. Only required for students taking a Math or English Course
    2. Or if a Class has a pre-requisite of Math or English.

  4. Dual Enrollment students do not receive priority enrollment status.
    1. Please plan ahead and have backup options in case your desired class is full.

  5. Students may be restricted from continuing to take Dual Enrollment classes if any of the following occur:
    1. The student previously enrolled and withdrew from their courses and received a "W" or "EW"
    2. The student received a substandard grade (D, F, FW, NP, or I)
    3. Students may be able to make up a Dual Enrollment Course with permission from the Dean of Admissions. Please contact Dual Enrollment in this situation.

I heard they are offering Dual Enrollment Classes at my High School. How do I get more information?

  • Dual Enrollment students are encouraged to talk with their High School Counselor to see what Cerritos College classes are being offered through their High School.

  • The high school counselor will let you know what classes are being offered and if you are eligible.

What are the steps to take a Dual Enrollment Class at Cerritos College?

  1. Complete the Cerritos College Application online (2 Parts) - YouTube Video Tutorial
    1. Go to Cerritos College Website and Click "Apply Now"
    2. Create your Open CCC apply Account
    3. Start & Complete your Cerritos College Application
      1. Make sure you hit "Submit My Application" on the last page
      2. Your Cerritos College student number will be emailed to you within 24-48 hours.

  2. Complete the Dual Enrollment Form
    1. Dual Enrollment Form (English) | Dual Enrollment Form (Spanish)
      1. How to Complete the Dual Enrollment Form
    2. Complete the full form including student information, class name and 5-digit number, and signatures from the student, parent, and counselor or administrator at your High School
    3. Completed forms should be emailed to dualenrollment@cerritos.edu

  3. Complete the SRT/GPT
    1. Can be Completed online through your MyCerritos account
    2. Only required for students taking a Math or English Course
      1. Or if a Class has a pre-requisite of Math or English.

  4. Enroll for your Classes
    1. Students must enroll themselves through their MyCerritos account after their Dual Enrollment Forms are Processed.
    2. Check your MyCerritos for registration appointment or Open Enrollment.
      1. To Log in: User Id: Use Student ID / Password: Date of Birth (MMDDYY)
      2. High School students do not have priority registration, so students are advised to have alternative classes in case their first choice is full.

  5. Pay Your Student Fees:
    1. Students are required to pay for their health fee every semester they take a class.
    2. Associated Students of Cerritos College (ASCC) Fees and Representation Fees are charged per semester as well, but can be waived using the forms below:
      1. Student Activities Fee Waiver
      2. Student Representation Fee Waiver
    3. The $46 per unit fee will be waived for students once the Dual Enrollment Forms are processed.
    4. You may pay your student fees online via your MyCerritos account.
    5. It takes 5 - 7 business Days for Enrollment Fees to be removed from your MyCerritos account.

How do I apply for Cerritos College?

  • YouTube Video Tutorial
  • Go to Cerritos College Website and Click "Apply Now"
  • Application is 2 Parts, please make sure you fill out Both Parts
    • Set-up your CCC Apply Account
    • Start & Complete your College Application
  • Your Cerritos College student number will be emailed to you within 24-48 hours.
  • Your Cerritos College Student number is a 7-digit number.

How do I Enroll for the Class I want to take on campus or online?

  1. Make sure you have applied to Cerritos College for the Semester you want to take a Class

  2. Make sure you have submitted your Dual Enrollment Forms to dualenrollment@cerritos.edu 

  3. Make sure your Dual Enrollment Forms have been processed and approved
    1. You will receive an email from Admissions or Dual Enrollment notifying you.

  4. Log into your Cerritos Portal
    1. Username: Cerritos College Student ID Number
    2. Password: Full Birthday - No slashes (Month/Day/Year)

  5. Check your MyCerritos account for registration appointment day & time
    1. Enroll for courses on your MyCerritos account. 

How do I register for the Class I want to take at my High School?

  • Step 1: Talk with your High School Counselor
    • Your high school counselor will let you know what classes are being offered and if you are eligible.

  • Step 2: Complete the Cerritos College Online Application
    • YouTube Video Tutorial
    • Go to Cerritos College Website and Click "Apply Now"
    • Application is 2 Parts, please make sure you fill out Both Parts
    • Set-up your CCC Apply Account
    • Start & Complete your College Application
      • Select the Semester you will be taking the Class
    • You will receive your Cerritos College student number 24-48 hours after you submit your application via email. 
    • Your Cerritos College Student number is a 7-digit number.

  • Step 3: Complete the Dual Enrollment Form
  • Step 4: Submit the Completed Dual Enrollment Form to your High School Counselor
    • Your High School Counselor will submit your Paperwork to our Office
    • Cerritos College will work with your High School Counselor to get your forms processed
    • Dual Enrollment will reach out to the student about how to enroll in the Class

What is MyCerritos?

  • MyCerritos is a student account that contains valuable information pertinent to all students including: 
    • Enrolling for Classes
    • SRT Placement
    • Transcript Downloads
    • Payment Center
    • Campus Announcements,
    • Student Center (View Enrollment & Financial Aid, View Holds & Fees, etc.),

How do I get to MyCerritos?

  • Go to the Cerritos College Website: www.cerritos.edu

  • Select Quick Links at the top of the page – Choose Cerritos Portal

  • Sign-in with your User Name & Password
    • Username: Cerritos College ID Number (7 digits)
    • Password: Birthday (Month, Day, Year)
    • If month and day are single digits, please put a “0” in front.
    • Use your full Year of Birth (Ex. January 1, 2004 = 01012004)

  • Select MyCerritos from your Cerritos Portal Menu

WHAT IS CANVAS?

  • Canvas is the main online platform professors use to teach classes at Cerritos College.  Professors will often place your Syllabus, assignments, lectures, and messages on this platform; so students should check their class page in Canvas often.

HOW DO I GET TO CANVAS?

  • Go to the Cerritos College Website: www.cerritos.edu

  • Select Quick Links at the top of the page – Choose Cerritos Portal

  • Sign-in with your User Name & Password
    • Username: Cerritos College ID Number (7 digits)
    • Password: Birthday (Month, Day, Year)
    • If month and day are single digits, please put a “0” in front.
    • Use your full Year of Birth (Ex. January 1, 2004 = 01012004)

  • Select Canvas from your Cerritos Portal Menu

What Fee’s do I need to Pay?

Students are responsible for paying the following fees:

  • Student Health Fee: $19.00 (Fall & Spring) / $16.00 (Summer)

  • Student Activities / ASCC Fee: $19.00 (Fall & Spring) / $13.00 (Summer)
  • Representation Fee: $2.00
  • Lab / Material Fees: Cost varies - view in the class schedule, if any.

  • The Enrollment Fee ($46/unit) is waived for High School Students
    • It takes 5 - 7 business Days for Enrollment Fees to be removed
    • If you notice any Non-Resident fees on your account, please contact our office so we can look into them.

What is the SRT?

The SRT (Self Report Tool) is an online questionnaire which provides new, first-time college students with the opportunity to place directly into transfer level English, ESL or Math courses based on their United States high school records. There are two sections: one for English/ESL and one for Math.

Do I need to take the SRT?

  • Students planning to take English or Math Classes must take the SRT. 
  • For classes with a pre-requisite of Math or English, students must also take the SRT. 
  • If there is no pre-requisite of Math or English, then students do not have to take the SRT.

What are the steps for taking the SRT?

  • Go to the Cerritos College Website: www.cerritos.edu 

  • Select Quick Links at the top of the page – Choose Cerritos Portal

  • Sign-in with your User Name & Password

    • Username: Cerritos College ID Number (7 digits)

    • Password: Birthday (Month, Day, Year)

  • Select MyCerritos from your Cerritos Portal Menu

  • Once in MyCerritos screen, scroll down to the lower right-hand corner of the screen. 

  • Click on “English/ESL SRT” link to complete placement process for an English/ESL course placement.

  • Click on “Math SRT” link to complete placement process for math course placement.

  • Please allow 2 – 3 business days to post to unofficial transcripts and have Assessment hold removed.

Do you have additional questions?

  1. Visit our Zoom Page where we have Staff that can help answer your Questions. https://www.cerritos.edu/epp/Zoom.htm 

  2. Email Us: dualenrollment@cerritos.edu 

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